Megan’s Wedding

Here it is well over a yr since my last post and at least that since I’ve sewn any patterns!  I am so flattered my cousin asked my girls to be flower girls in her wedding and even more excited that she asked me to sew/design their dresses. The colors are navy blue and silver and I plan on tucking in a peek of pink underneath.

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The pattern is McCalls 2210- girls party dress from 1953. I sewed this pattern before with 3-d rose chiffon but I did not do the under pettiskirt and I shortened the under slip to enhance the 3-d rose material.

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For this one, I plan on doing a very full pettiskirt as pictured in view A. The material is navy satin, silver sparkle satin, and crenoline in pink and sparkle silver (layered). Lots of fabric bling.

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The pattern calls for a full slip with attached pettiskirt that is sewn into the dress. I’m changing my design to a detached pettiskirt so the girls can play dress up. I layered 4 pinks and 4 silver crenoline cuts and gathered each individually. I then layered them on the dress form and stitched them all together with the serger.

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I attached elastic at the waist and then finished the raw edge with bias tape (thanks Grandmom Otto for all that tape)! Now we have the poof.

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For the bodice, I dart and sew the pieces which are far too many. Yes, I needed the seam ripper. The pattern instructions pretty much just said to “make the pieces” and give a drawing. Then turn and press.
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Make skirt, gather and attach to bodice. I serged it for a clean finish.
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Determine length then attach scalloped part at bottom that will fold up onto the dress. Fold under edge of scallops iron and baste.
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Fold it up and sew around. Iron a lot.
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Hem pettiskirt (cut and left a raw edge).

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